COVID-19: FAO urges G20 to ensure reliable food supply

The Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has urged G20 leaders to take measures to ensure that global and national markets continue to be a transparent, stable and reliable source of food supply during the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Qu...

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:53am

Youth employment is Africa’s big challenge

In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60 percent of a 1.2 billion population are under the age of 25. Supporting them in obtaining decent jobs, especially in rural areas, is one of the great challenges we are facing in pursuit of a Zero Hunger world and the achievement of the Sustainable Development...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 8:28am

AfDB, FAO seek $100 million to fight hunger in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) are looking for $100 million over the next five years for investing in agriculture to end hunger in Africa and create wealth. More than 243 million people of Africa’s 1.2 billion population are hungry,...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:31am

Optimising farm productivity is my priority – FAO envoy Gbehounou

Dr Gualbert Gbehounou was last month appointed the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Representative to Rwanda. In an interview with The New Times’ Emmanuel Ntirenganya, he outlines his plans, including promoting integrated farming practices where farmers can engage in food...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:57am

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